But little things irk me.
Religious Intelligence posts a number of articles by George Conger. Reading what George writes is an important part of my daily run through Anglican / Episcopal blogland. Sometimes George gets to the news or to some part of the core of the news more quickly and with greater depth than do other writers. So I find it irking when he writes, in a recent article in Religious Intelligence, "In California’s Fifth District Court of Appeal in Fresno, briefs were filed last week in the case of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin v the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin. In June a lower court granted summary judgment to the Episcopal diocese in its bid to seize the assets of the Anglican diocese." (bold mine)
The reality is that The Episcopal diocese wishes to retrieve (not seize) the assets taken by certain persons who then constituted the Anglican diocese. From the realignment perspective the officers of the Diocese retained those assets rightfully. From the Episcopal Church perspective the departing officers wrongfully took the silver with the, or foolishly believed they were entitled to do so. So a more fair minded writer would have said, "the Episcopal diocese in its dispute with the Anglican diocese over the ownership of certain assets." That does not make as good press as claiming that the Episcopal diocese is out to seize.
(this next section corrected 5/11/13)
And it irks me when a blogger
There is a lot of sloppy work out there on the information highway. I ought to know, being responsible for some of it. But maybe a bit of care could be taken to keep the streets clean.